Round Rock, Texas, with a population of about 105,000, is located 15 miles north of Austin in Williamson County. The U.S. Census Bureau reported that Round Rock was the second fastest growing city in the nation in the 12 months prior to July 2008, with a population growth of 8.6 percent. The city has maintained a high quality of life while becoming a major center for economic development in Central Texas.

Major employers include Dell, Sears Teleserv, Emerson and Texas Guaranteed Student Loan. Its combined property tax and utility rates are among the lowest in the region. It has an award-winning park system, school district and is one of the safest cities with a population of at least 100,000 in the United States. 

The City of Round Rock's stadium and conference center has drawn record crowds since opening in 2000. The ballpark is home to the Round Rock Express, the Triple A affiliate of the Texas Rangers. The Dell Diamond is the No. 1 ballpark in the country out of more than 200 parks according to the Fifth Annual Minor League News rankings. It was named top Double A stadium by Baseball America in 2004.

Williamson County is one of the fastest growing counties in the country and is located in Central Texas just north of the state capitol in Austin. Physically, the eastern part of the county is level black land soil and the western part rolling limestone hills, all drained by the San Gabriel River and tributaries. The county was organized in 1848 and named for Robert M. Williamson, pioneer leader and veteran of the Battle of San Jacinto. The county has a lively history including Comanches, outlaws, Texas Rangers, the Chisholm Trail, cowboys and sturdy pioneers. Williamson County is blessed with a mild climate offering more than 300 sunny days each year, affordable living, good schools, clean air, scenic open spaces, and an abundance of recreational opportunities.

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